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Norwich's latest Voice Project on Saturday, see below for details    Greater Norwich Local Plan, have your say till 15 March.


With recent thefts of lead flashing from All Saints Church and oil from a homeowners tank, and burglaries not being as uncommon as we would like, remember that any of us may have opportunities to help. Please be vigilant and report any unusual activity, remember that if you spot anything suspicious the police can be contacted by phoning 101. 

Ken Munro is the news editor. Please let him know about village news and events via Contact Us on the main menu or on 07880801674

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Click here to see info from Norfolk Council on how you can help yourself and others to Stay Safe This Winter

The Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP) is being produced by Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council and South Norfolk Council working together with Norfolk County Council through the Greater Norwich Development Partnership (GNDP). Consultation runs from Monday 8 January to Thursday 15 March at 1700, to find out more and share your views click here. 

Lest you thought that son w comes to Norfolk….. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42724221

So, our village festive celebrations are now all but over, however a number of our Shotesham ladies, and the occasional gent, are practicing hard for another Arts Council sponsored Voice Project event. These events have excelled themselves in the past and the latest one promises to be of the same excellent standard. For more information and your chance to see this eagerly anticipated concert event, click this link…..hopefully see you there! 

Some of our ladies in last year’s event

Another excellent movie night at Shotesham Screen in December many thanks as always to Raz and Laura. Unfortunately no film in January due to refurbishment of Trinity Hall, watch this space for details of our next screening on Feb 9th.  

Additional Christmas activities. Many thanks to everyone who supported our various events over the festive period, read on for all the details.

Next walk planned for Sunday 28th January, details will be in the diary in due course. 

Better walking than driving!!

Wine Tasting – Excellent evening, particularly well presented by Simon and Jo and many thanks to both. Over £280 raised for the All Saints Bells project. 


Surprise visitor…well, surprising transport at least, for the Children’s  Christmas Party on Wed and a super Santa time was had by all 🎅🏼

        Santa’s sleigh?
Ho, Ho, Ho

Christmas Eve carols was (I’m told) the busiest ever! We were treated to good weather outside and mulled wine with mince pies to finish off to bellringing inside. A very generous collection was made for East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH) on behalf of Max Muntingh, a 10 year old fellow villager who had excellent support from EACH before he very sadly passed away in July after struggling with cancer. Final total in due course. 


Shotesham New Year’s Eve walking and running were well timed with a meet up of members from both activities for a beer at the Globe on completion. Tiring hills, particularly for Stephanie Laurence pushing a buggy up Hollow Lane😱!!! and lots of water at Shotesham ford. Some  good photos, click on photo below for the rest. 

13 hardy souls took part in this year’s run with ages ranging from 17 – 81, well done to all and prizes to: Mens winner – Adam Pearce, 36:36; Ladies Winner – Stephanie Lawrence, 43:08; Juniors Winner – Joe Moncrieff, 37:18

Well done to winners Stephanie (and sleeping baby), Adam and Joe

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With reasonable weather forecast for Saturday 20th, our fledgling Cycling Group have an outing planned with a 10am start. If anyone fancies a spin, details can be obtained from maddison900@btinternet.com

Shotesham Pedallers, photo by Paul Maddison

All Saints Bell Project. We are planning major improvements to the bells in All Saints church, click here for more information.

Some lovely scenes of Shotesham in the snow taken by Sandrine Moyle on December 12th, click on photo for others. 

Shotesham snowy scenes

Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.

Our local policeman is PC 1200 Stu Sansbury who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, Stu can be contacted on;

• Direct Dial to Poringland PS: 01603 276207  

Local policing November newsletter – Police Newsletter, Jan 2018 

August monthly report from Norfolk Police & Crime Commissioner, click link.   http://mailchi.mp/norfolkpcc/your-monthly-roundup-hu9n1bctss?e=a405ee187e

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